This year's categories focus on the Six Top National Security Issues for the President in 2014, voted on and chosen by the leaders of World Affairs Councils across the country. These six issues are: Cybersecurity, U.S. Energy Policy, Global Economic Realignment, the Middle East, Global Environmental Issues, U.S. Education. We are also including the UN Millennium Goal 1, Geography, Global Health, and Current Events.
- U.S. Energy Policy
- Global Economic Realignment
- Middle East
- Global Environmental Issues
- U.S. Education
- UN Millennium Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger
- Global Health
- Current Events
Winning Team: Kirkwood High School
Winning Team: Peoria Area Scholastic Team
The 2014 Academic WorldQuest National Competition will take place Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC.
Tentative Schedule of Events:
Friday, April 25, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Registration
5:00pm-7:00pm: Opening Reception
Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:30am-1:00pm: Competition (lunch included)
Register by March 26, 2014
Teams who won local competitions must sign up for the national competition by submitting the following forms:
- Team Form - one per team
- Release of Libility Form - one per participating student
Hotel Information- Book Now!
We have secured a group rate of $119 per night at the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.
To secure your rooms with this block, please dowload and submit the below two forms to Kelly Rodark, Guest Services Coordinator, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be emailed your confirmation number.
- Rooming List Template
- Credit Card Authorization Form
Please note that if incidentals are not to be charged to the credit card used to book the room, the chaperone will need to provide an additional credit card at check-in for incidentals.
The cut-off date to book with the group rate is March 24, 2014, but the room block is likely to sell out before then.
Pledge a Team Now
To confirm your council's participation in Academic WorldQuest, please fill out and submit this Pledge Form.
Please use the below flyers to promote the program to teachers, students, and sponsors.
Local Competition Questions
A full set of questions will be available to local councils by mid-October. Indicate your interest in these questions by submitting your Pledge Form.